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Guy Pearce

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $1,464,253,533 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,207)
Best-known acting roles: Aldrich Killian (Iron Man 3), Peter Weyland (Prometheus), King Edward VIII (The King’s Speech), Kendall (Bedtime Stories), Peter Weyland (Alien: Covenant)
Most productive collaborators: Ridley Scott, Noomi Rapace, Geoffrey Rush, Michael Fassbender, Jon Spaihts

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting13$555,545,013$908,708,520$1,464,253,533
Leading13$66,506,561$47,306,616$113,813,177
Lead Ensemble Member5$510,994,540$886,204,849$1,397,199,389
(Unclassified)12$153,908,828$133,033,249$286,942,077

Career Trend

This graph shows Guy Pearce’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Limited Releases: Limited Releases are Barely Here

May 29th, 2015

Barely Lethal

There are not a lot of films on this week's list; however, there are several that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Heaven Knows What and I Believe in Unicorns are both coming of age films. Tu dors Nicole and Wet Bum are both Canadian films, the latter of which is only playing in Canada at the moment. Finally, there's Results. Its reviews are not as good as the other four, but its chances of earning some measure of mainstream success is likely greater. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Rover

September 23rd, 2014

The Rover opened in limited release and opened really well, but the next weekend, its per theater average collapsed as it tried to expand and it barely crossed $1 million before leaving theaters. Is this a sign that the film only has appeal to a very limited audience? Or did the distributor try and expand the film way too soon and way too fast? More...

Limited Releases: Signaling Defeat

June 13th, 2014

The Signal poster

Just a quick look at the list of limited releases coming out this week you will find more than a few that are earning great reviews. However, you will also find more than a few that are earning more negative reviews than positive ones. Of the ones earning fantastic reviews, most don't have a lot of buzz. I'm not sure any will be a breakout hit. Both The Amazing Catfish and Burning Bush are earning perfect reviews, so hopefully they will at least do relatively well. More...

Limited Releases: Looking for the Perfect Limited Release

April 11th, 2014

Perfect Sisters poster

This weekend is almost as busy for limited releases as last week, and on the plus side, there are a handful of films that are worth checking out. Only Lovers Left Alive and Joe are both earning great reviews. On the other hand, Only Lovers Left Alive is probably too "Art House" to thrive, while Joe is opening too wide and on Video on Demand, so its box office chances are also limited. Dancing in Jaffa is earning perfect reviews, but documentaries rarely have breakout success. Finally, Disco Singh could be a surprise hit, as it could be on track to break records in its native India. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Iron Man 3

September 23rd, 2013

Iron Man 3 was the first Marvel Comics movie since The Avengers broke records. Expectations for this film rose dramatically as a result of that film's box office success, not to mention its critical acclaim. Can Iron Man 3 live up to these expectations? Or has The Avengers set the bar too high? More...

2013 Preview: May

May 1st, 2013

As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/7/2018 Mary Queen of Scots   $0 $0 $0
6/22/2018 The Catcher Was A Spy Robert Furman  $581,044 $0 $581,044
4/6/2018 Spinning Man Evan Birch  $0 $0 $0
1/19/2018 Swinging Safari   $0 $1,208,503 $1,208,503
12/31/2017 Andorra   $0 $0 $0
5/4/2017 Alien: Covenant Peter Weyland  $74,262,031 $164,600,000 $238,862,031
1/12/2017 Brimstone a minister  $0 $2,070,856 $2,070,856
7/1/2016 Equals Jonas  $33,258 $2,101,299 $2,134,557
6/10/2016 Genius F. Scott Fitzgerald  $1,361,045 $4,292,131 $5,653,176
5/29/2015 Results Trevor  $104,507 $0 $104,507
6/4/2014 The Rover Eric  $1,109,199 $2,071,053 $3,180,252
4/11/2014 Hateship Loveship Ken  $51,610 $0 $51,610
3/28/2014 Breathe In Keith Reynolds  $88,100 $55,111 $143,211
5/17/2013 33 Postcards Dean Randall  $0 $0 $0
4/24/2013 Iron Man 3 Aldrich Killian  $408,992,272 $806,400,000 $1,215,392,272
8/29/2012 Lawless Special Agent Charlie Rakes  $37,397,291 $16,996,346 $54,393,637
5/30/2012 Prometheus Peter Weyland  $126,477,084 $275,971,181 $402,448,265
4/13/2012 Lockout Snow  $14,326,865 $19,616,184 $33,943,049
3/16/2012 Seeking Justice Simon  $411,746 $0 $411,746
8/26/2011 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Alex Hurst  $24,046,682 $15,079,745 $39,126,427
2/11/2011 In Her Skin Mike Barber  $0 $0 $0
11/26/2010 The King’s Speech King Edward VIII   $138,797,449 $292,023,719 $430,821,168
8/13/2010 Animal Kingdom Det. Senior Sgt. Nathan Leckie  $1,044,039 $7,034,644 $8,078,683
11/25/2009 The Road The Veteran  $8,114,270 $21,092,462 $29,206,732
8/4/2009 Winged Creatures Dr. Bruce Laraby  $0 $0 $0
6/26/2009 The Hurt Locker Sergeant Matt Thompson  $17,017,811 $32,876,412 $49,894,223
12/25/2008 Bedtime Stories Kendall  $110,101,975 $111,366,960 $221,468,935
8/27/2008 Traitor Roy Clayton  $23,530,831 $4,351,395 $27,882,226
7/11/2008 Death Defying Acts Harry Houdini  $3,561 $0 $3,561
3/23/2007 First Snow Jimmy Starks  $214,864 $0 $214,864
2/2/2007 Factory Girl Andy Warhol  $1,661,464 $0 $1,661,464
5/5/2006 The Proposition Charlie Burns  $1,903,434 $3,410,174 $5,313,608
6/25/2004 Two Brothers Aidan McRory  $19,176,754 $43,000,000 $62,176,754
5/14/2004 A Slipping Down Life Drumstrings Casey  $95,436 $0 $95,436
6/13/2003 The Hard Word Dale Twentyman  $422,688 $0 $422,688
2/21/2003 Till Human Voices Wake Us Sam Franks  $120,601 $0 $120,601
3/8/2002 The Time Machine Alexander Hartdegen  $56,684,819 $42,298,771 $98,983,590
1/25/2002 The Count of Monte Cristo Fernand Mondego  $54,228,104 $21,160,986 $75,389,090
3/16/2001 Memento Leonard Shelby  $25,544,867 $14,178,229 $39,723,096
4/7/2000 Rules of Engagement Major Biggs  $61,322,858 $10,397,073 $71,719,931
3/19/1999 Ravenous Capt. John Boyd  $2,062,406 $0 $2,062,406
9/19/1997 L.A. Confidential Ed Exley  $64,604,977 $61,600,000 $126,204,977
8/10/1994 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of… Adam Whitely  $11,059,000 $0 $11,059,000
Movies: 43Totals:$1,286,954,942$1,975,253,234$3,262,208,176
  Averages:$29,929,185$45,936,122$75,865,306

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/6/2018 Spinning Man $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/19/2018 Swinging Safari $0 0 $0 $1,208,503 0.0%
5/29/2015 Results $17,782 21 $104,507 $104,507 100.0%
6/4/2014 The Rover $69,302 608 $1,109,199 $3,180,252 34.9%
3/28/2014 Breathe In $15,324 35 $88,100 $143,211 61.5%
5/17/2013 33 Postcards $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/24/2013 Iron Man 3 $174,144,585 4,253 $408,992,272 $1,215,392,272 33.7%
8/29/2012 Lawless $10,001,982 3,138 $37,397,291 $54,393,637 68.8%
4/13/2012 Lockout $6,231,836 2,335 $14,326,865 $33,943,049 42.2%
2/11/2011 In Her Skin $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/13/2010 Animal Kingdom $61,968 61 $1,044,039 $8,078,683 12.9%
8/4/2009 Winged Creatures $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/27/2008 Traitor $7,868,465 2,108 $23,530,831 $27,882,226 84.4%
3/23/2007 First Snow $15,189 33 $214,864 $214,864 100.0%
6/13/2003 The Hard Word $9,422 38 $422,688 $422,688 100.0%
2/21/2003 Till Human Voices Wake Us $7,968 17 $120,601 $120,601 100.0%
3/16/2001 Memento $235,488 531 $25,544,867 $39,723,096 64.3%
9/19/1997 L.A. Confidential $5,211,198 1,625 $64,604,977 $126,204,977 51.2%
Movies: 18Totals:  $577,501,101$1,511,012,566 
 Averages:$11,327,251822$32,083,395$83,945,14361.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/7/2018 Mary Queen of Scots $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/4/2017 Alien: Covenant $36,160,621 3,772 $74,262,031 $238,862,031 31.1%
7/1/2016 Equals $9,206 92 $33,258 $2,134,557 1.6%
6/10/2016 Genius $98,274 152 $1,361,045 $5,653,176 24.1%
4/11/2014 Hateship Loveship $6,464 16 $51,610 $51,610 100.0%
5/30/2012 Prometheus $51,050,101 3,442 $126,477,084 $402,448,265 31.4%
3/16/2012 Seeking Justice $249,912 231 $411,746 $411,746 100.0%
8/26/2011 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark $8,525,728 2,780 $24,046,682 $39,126,427 61.5%
11/26/2010 The King’s Speech $355,450 2,584 $138,797,449 $430,821,168 32.2%
6/26/2009 The Hurt Locker $145,352 535 $17,017,811 $49,894,223 34.1%
12/25/2008 Bedtime Stories $27,450,296 3,684 $110,101,975 $221,468,935 49.7%
2/2/2007 Factory Girl $87,477 336 $1,661,464 $1,661,464 100.0%
4/7/2000 Rules of Engagement $15,011,181 3,220 $61,322,858 $71,719,931 85.5%
Movies: 13Totals:  $555,545,013$1,464,253,533 
 Averages:$10,703,8511,603$42,734,232$112,634,88754.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 298 $577,501,101
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,440 $555,545,013
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 456 $1,286,954,942
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 320 $1,032,954,236
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 17,201-17,300) 17,219 $74,262,031
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 623 $1,286,954,942
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 226 $933,511,465
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,156 $908,708,520
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 366 $1,973,182,378
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 269 $1,673,268,590
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,401-9,500) 9,409 $164,600,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 497 $1,975,253,234
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 247 $1,511,012,566
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,207 $1,464,253,533
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 370 $3,260,137,320
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 286 $2,706,222,826
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,601-11,700) 11,665 $238,862,031
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 507 $3,262,208,176
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office 86 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office 95 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office 99 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 257 13
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 255 13
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 281 13
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 501 19
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office 99 118
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office 89 118
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 112 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 215 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 216 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 246 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 113 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office 87 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office 79 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 232 21
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 232 21
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 267 21
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 119 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office 96 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 101 99
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,165 $40,539,006
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 244 $127,547,135
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 57 $408,992,272
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,116 $34,336,890
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 369 $92,774,575
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 49 $806,400,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,190 $74,875,896
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 310 $220,321,710
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 56 $1,215,392,272
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 658 $168,086,141
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 79 $408,992,272
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 815 $127,111,465
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 59 $806,400,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 725 $295,197,606
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 68 $1,215,392,272
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 876 $51,757,008
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 397 $14,326,865
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 150 $102,002,268
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 57 $408,992,272
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,013 $27,690,432
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 358 $19,616,184
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 224 $79,804,849
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 46 $806,400,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 960 $79,447,440
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 384 $33,943,049
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 178 $181,807,117
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 53 $1,215,392,272
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies 100 $408,992,272
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,448 $104,507
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 163 $130,123,938
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 244 $37,857,696
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies 79 $806,400,000
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 975 $1,208,503
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 194 $101,935,383
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 317 $23,967,579
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies 85 $1,215,392,272
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,349 $1,313,010
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 157 $232,059,321
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 283 $61,825,275
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $446,849,968
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 307 $130,651,133
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 133 $830,367,579
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 401 $101,935,383
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 601-700) 604 $1,208,503
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 156 $1,277,217,547
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 352 $232,586,516
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 701-800) 708 $1,208,503
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 106 $408,992,272
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 396 $64,604,977
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 59 $806,400,000
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 386 $61,600,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 86 $1,215,392,272
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 402 $126,204,977


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